I just saw that Nancy Pelosi says she believes the President is engaged in a cover-up. The House Intelligence and Financial Services committees had issued subpoenas to several banks as part of their investigations of alleged foreign influence on US elections.
Trump held an impromptu press conference in the White House Rose Garden shortly after cutting his meeting short with Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. "So far, I think the president would be wise to come to the realization that our legitimate areas of inquiry are going to be supported by the courts", Michigan Democrat Representative Dan Kildee told Reuters.
Representative Brad Sherman, a Democratic member of the financial services committee, was more cautious, telling Reuters in an interview that he expected the decision would be appealed.
"In any event, I pray for the president of the United States, and I pray for the United States of America", she said after the aborted White House meeting.
That struck a nerve at the White House, where the President is particularly sensitive to any discussion of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation or other scandals.
Deutsche Bank and Capital One did not immediately reply to requests for comment from Newsweek on Wednesday.
Trump, who is seeking re-election next year, has aggressively sought to defy congressional oversight of his administration since Democrats took control of the House in January.
"They are looking for records about minors, about in-laws", said Strawbridge, claiming that even information about Trump's grandchildren could be swept up in the subpoenas.
Trump also is fighting a House bid for his financial records compiled by an accounting firm.Читайте также: Daniel Craig to undergo ankle surgery after Bond set injury
President Trump delivers a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
Some parts of the subpoenas have been included in court filings.
Deutsche Bank has reportedly allowed Donald Trump to borrow billions of dollars over the past few decades, while other major banks would not due to his bankruptcies.
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The New York judge ruled that Deutsche Bank and Capital One could provide Trump's financial documents to Democratic lawmakers.
Ahead of Wednesday's hearing, lawyers for two congressional committees wrote in a submission that Trump's attempts to block subpoenas were "flatly inconsistent with almost a century of Supreme Court precedent".
"The subpoenas were issued to harass President Donald J Trump, to rummage through every aspect of his personal finances, his businesses, and the private information of the President and his family", the complaint said. He denied that it was meant to target Trump personally.
"This is a massive, fundamental misunderstanding Mr. Trump has with Congress", said Letter. She said she would be praying for him.
U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos favored the Democrats' argument. A judge in Washington this week ordered the accountants to turn over the records, but the president called the decision "crazy" and is appealing the ruling.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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